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After 5: Happy Hour at The Yard House, Palm Beach Gardens

September 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Happy hours: Monday-Friday, 3 – 6 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m. to close.

The crowd: Serious beer drinkers who enjoy watching sports at this upscale sports bar.

Surrounds: Dark wood and a long, sweeping bar that grabs you when you walk in.

Barback: These servers have been to Yard House College. They are quizzed on menu items and given plenty of tastings so they can answer any question about the beers or food. Polite and quick on their feet.

The sips: This is beer heaven! The menu claims the world’s largest selection of draft beer with between 100 and 250 tap handles at the bar. Everything from Arita Purple Haze to Yuengling lager. We especially loved the Left Hand Milk Stout, rich and creamy like a Guinness but with a sweeter taste. Happy hour prices range from $3.50 for domestic pints to $6 for house martinis. Wine is $2 off by the glass.

The noshes: Choose among several half-priced appetizers and pizzas. Steering away from fried bar foods? Try the seared ahi sashimi, lightly blackened, or spicy tuna roll. But if you’re still craving traditional offerings, select the tasty onion ring tower, dusted with parmesan, or the mini burger sliders, either with béarnaise sauce or classic cheese, from $4 to $6.

Tunes or noise: ‘60s music mix is a toe-tapper, but conversation still flows freely.

Rating: 4 out of 5 olives.

Yard House, Palm Beach Gardens

  • Downtown at the Gardens,  11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. (off PGA Blvd.)
  • 561-691-6901; www.yardhouse.com

Carolyn Susman, a West Palm Beach reporter, covers happy hours in the area, giving the readers at JanNorris.com a look at where to go for great little plates, super sips and mellow music….after 5. Contact her at AfterFive@JanNorris.com

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